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...at the top of Loch Torridon the grasses are steeped in salt water twice a day and the sheep seem to like it.
I did too when I had a wander across the little burns that criss cross the grass.

Lens:Canon EF 17-40mm F4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Saltmarsh Monochrome...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:10 Jun 2013 - 4:14 PM
Tags:Black & white, Glen Torridon, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Torridon, Wester ross
Votes:Voting Disabled


mrswoolybill Critique Team 8745 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1238 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 4:42 PM

I am being distracted by memories of salt-meadow lamb in Normandy... Ready seasoned meat...
I really cannot imagine this in colour, and don't want to. The foreground textures in particular are so tactile, that's what matters. I love the way water surface, reflections, textures and seabed mingle.

saltireblue Site Moderator 54915 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 4:46 PM

Like Moira, I too feel the original colour version would be a disappointment after seeing this conversion, Dougie.
The foreground finger surrounded by the darker water, the sun-lit ridges above and the sky darkening again at the very top of the frame adding a natural border.


boov Plus Member 2boov vcard United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 - 4:54 PM

Great B/W....

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 5:56 PM

this really is wonderful image.....
and I am remembering the welsh lamb and the Texel lamb
... so tender and also eating the salt grass ...... mmmmmmmmmm
drooling here

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 6:26 PM

The tranquility seems heightened by the mono treatment Dougie. I've never tried salt meadow lamb but it sounds delicious, lamb being a firm favourite of mine. I did once have some lamb from North Ronaldsay which feeds on seaweed and I didn't care for it too much, especially as I paid extra to have it (in a restaurant!) SmileSmileSmile

10 Jun 2013 - 6:49 PM

Stunning B&W

Cliff1944 Plus Member 3Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 6:57 PM

I like the textures in the foreground land and the way it seems to be advancing into the loch.
Great B&W.

danbrann Plus Member 10532 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 7:40 PM

Wonderful Dougie. I like how the darkened sky at the very top of the image keeps us inside the image and it is really difficult to leave it.

mondmagu  574 forum posts Ireland
10 Jun 2013 - 7:43 PM

Super mono Dougie


Skeet1Away Plus Member 367 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 7:44 PM

Dougie, stunning mono.......very nice.


pluckyfilly Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 7:49 PM

You must walk your legs off getting these beautiful images Dougie and you must be a few inches shorter in doing so as well

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
10 Jun 2013 - 8:00 PM

Salt is tasteful sometimes, and healthy. But your pictures are always healthy


woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 8:37 PM

Superb mono composition with detail great and small.
For some reason lots of people are salivating Smile
Me too.

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 9:56 PM

Excellent mono landscape Dougie, detail and composition.

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 10:13 PM

I always somehow associate that part of the land with wild and windy conditions yet you have been there when there was a complete calm, certainly judging by that mirror flat surface that has allowed these crisp reflections to record.
The consensus is that B and W is the right way to present this one and I feel I go along with that, Dougie.
I can sense the clarity of the air, with every fine detail to be captured.

Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 12:35 AM

They don't need a salt lick then do they. Beautiful reflection in the water Dougie......Sandy

joolsb  1027116 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 5:26 AM

A very well-balanced comp, Doug. Nice sense of stillness, too.

brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 9:46 AM

Great pov and composition,

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 1:37 PM

Worth going large with this one Dougie, good mono work
Regards Richard

capto Plus Member 32583 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 7:41 AM

Excellent mono.Smile


Niknut Plus Member 51004 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 4:51 PM

Cracking shot !!!.....wonderful detail !!!

Didn't realise you liked to eat salt-flavoured grass Dougie ??.......robbing the poor sheep of their vittles !!.WinkGrin

Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 12:03 PM

Lovely tones and shapes Dougie.

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